German newspaper Bild have confirmed earlier reports that Manchester United did indeed make a €100 million offer to land Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich.
The Red Devils are in need of a new forward after allowing Robin van Persie leave to join Fenerbahce. With Radamel Falcao no longer at Old Trafford, boss Louis van Gaal has Wayne Rooney as his only senior strike option.
The Dutchman has James Wilson and Javier Hernandez as back-up options and new signing Memphis Depay can also be deployed in attack.
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That means it's highly likely that Manchester United will sign a new forward before the window slams shut, and Van Gaal has already hinted that he is close to pulling off a 'surprise' move for a forward, although he backtracked slightly from that claim in a press conference earlier today.
While Van Gaal insisted that man was someone who hadn't been mentioned in the transfer gossip pages, Muller has been linked with Old Trafford for some time.
The World Cup winner shares a close relationship with Van Gaal after their time together at the Allianz Arena. It was reported earlier this week by Sport1 that Manchester United has launched a club-record £70 million for the 25-year-old, and now Bild have backed that claim up.
The highly-respected German newspaper say the offer has been made from the Red Devils, however Bayern Munich have no intention of selling up.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has already made the move from Bayern to Manchester United and the German club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that no other players will be following him to England.
He said: “I can totally reassure all the fans we will issue no further players more towards Manchester United.”
It's no real surprise to learn of Manchester United's interest in Thomas Muller, who himself has admitted that his relationship with Van Gaal 'goes beyond normal'.
However, is Muller really a £70 million player? His talents are hugely underrated as he showed at the World Cup but he's never scored more than 13 league goals in a season as part of one of the most dominant teams in Europe.
Does that strike you as the type of player that Manchester United need? Especially when Edinson Cavani would probably be available for much less.
How much is Thomas Muller actually worth - more than £40 million?
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